Backpack at Wing Lake (North Cascades)

Backpack at Wing Lake (North Cascades)

Rainy Pass, WA

Distance

12 Miles

Elevation Gain

2652 Feet

Activities

Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Scott Kranz

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Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Explore the Wing Lake area tucked below Black Peak in North Cascades National Park. During your hike, enjoy Ann Lake, Heather Pass, and Lewis Lake.

From Rainy Pass, take the trail to Ann Lake (pictured with island and wildflowers). About 1 mile into hike, you'll reach a fork. Take the right trail to Heather Pass. From Heather Pass, take boot trail through talus field to Lewis Lake (pictured with green water and drift wood in foreground). Once you hit Lewis Lake, ascend up ridge to west to finally reach beautiful Wing Lake, just below Black Peak.

NOTE: Rainy Pass (the trailhead) is only accessible when the North Cascades highway is open. The highway is closed every winter/spring season.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $55/night

LOGE Leavenworth

Leavenworth, Washington

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Beautiful Lake

This lake sits just below Black Peak, which stands at 8,970ft. The lake makes a great place to set up camp to climb this beast! Also, you may run into snow until July so make sure to check conditions before heading up.

Distance

12 Miles

Elevation Gain

2652 Feet

Activities

Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Scott Kranz

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Backcountry Ski or Snowboard at Ann Lake

Adventure

Camp at Snowy Lakes

Adventure

Hike Heather-Maple Pass Loop

Adventure

Summit Black Peak

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